Communism Peak

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Communism Peak:

see Ismoili Somoni PeakIsmoili Somoni Peak,
24,590 ft (7,495 m) high, NW Tajikistan, in the Pamir; the highest point in Tajikistan. Originally called Garmo Peak, it was determined (1932–33) the highest peak in the USSR and was renamed Stalin Peak. In 1962 the peak was renamed Communism Peak.
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Communism Peak


(until 1962, Stalin Peak), highest summit in the USSR. Elevation 7,495 m. Located in the Akademiia Nauk Range in the Pamirs, where the Petr Pervyi Range branches off from it. The slopes are covered for the most part with a thick layer of névé and ice. The first ascent, in 1933, was by the Soviet mountaineer E. M. Abalakov, a participant in the Tadzhik-Pamir expedition of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. As of 1972 there were 580 ascents in all.

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